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Old 01-08-2020, 11:53 PM
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If you could only recommend one place for forum members to visit and experience, where/what would you recommend.

Given the opportunity that you found yourself near Las Vegas, one of my favorite places is Zion National Park. If you're able, hike a little into The Narrows, so beautiful. If you like to hike, go up Angel's Landing.

https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm

Do you have a recommendation that stands out for you?

PS: your recommendation can be anything, maybe a museum, amusement park or a shopping mall that really sticks in your memory.
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Carlsbad Caverns...…………...
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If I picked a museum I would have to say the Smithsonian, I went there on my 18th birthday while I was stationed at APG, Md. and was in awe of some of the displays. They had a real Whale suspended from the ceiling and to get the feel of how enormous that thing was when it was alive just blows the mind
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Carlsbad Caverns......
Last summer, I took my family to Grand Canyon, Sedona, Four Corners for two weeks. I really really wanted to get to Carlsbad, but just couldn't squeeze it in.

Definitely on the top of my list for places to go that I haven't been. What did you like so much about it that it topped your list?
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They had a real Whale suspended from the ceiling and to get the feel of how enormous that thing was when it was alive just blows the mind
holy crap, that's awesome!

The museum near me has a sculpture of a brachiosaurus that starts at the bottom of the parking garage and goes about three floors up. Not quite the same thing as a real whale
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I've also been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but that was back in the 80's. I don't know how much it has changed since then but I am sure it was impacted by Katrina, so it may not hold the same magic it did for me in my teens.
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If we are talking a man made site: visit our nation"s great capitol and take it all in, monuments and Smithsonian museums.

If we are talking natural wonder: visit the continental divide gorge outside Taos.
Unfortunately, I have only seen the Grand Canyon from the air, but I will visit in soon....
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Washington DC. Experience the monuments and museums.
Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington Cemetery and reflect on the sacrifices given to be where you are today.
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Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington Cemetery .....
+1 on visiting Arlington. Very somber, very sobering. Watch the changing of the Tomb Guard if you get a chance.

My suggestion, ride the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks and spring for the upgrade in seating. 12 hours, 3 meals and beautiful scenery.
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Normany beach for me.
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Yellowstone.

Bonus of you pass by the grand teatons on the way.

I always said if I ever got married I'd honeymoon there.
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Mustang Ranch...........

All of the South Island of New Zealand.

All of Alaska in a PA-18-150 (aka SUPER CUB)
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+1 for the museums in DC. I spent 3 weeks in the air and space one alone. Korean War memorial in the pre-dawn fog - you could be on patrol with those boys.

The Frank Church Wilderness Area if you don't like cities.
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Scotland. Went, wish we could have stayed longer.
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Scotland. Went, wish we could have stayed longer.
That reminds me, I would love to visit Ireland before I die. The countryside there is amazing in the photos I have seen.
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My pick would be the Czech Republic. I spent 5 days there while backpacking through Europe about 20 years ago. The museums and churches are amazing as well as the architecture and country itself. Not to mention some of the most beautiful women I've ever seen. Also very friendly, both the women and other locals. We went just before they adopted the Euro and were still on the Crown. Our currency exchange was 30/1 and we lived like Kings for 5 days.

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I've also been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but that was back in the 80's. I don't know how much it has changed since then but I am sure it was impacted by Katrina, so it may not hold the same magic it did for me in my teens.
I went to Mardi Gras about 20 years ago as well. Has a great time. Aside from the pickpockets it was a lot of fun. The people there were all really cool and fun. Didn't run into one ******* the whole time. And, of course, boobs a plenty.
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I have been to most all of the places above, and even spent time in DC seeing everything mentioned plus. Yet! have never been to the Grand Canyon.
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I could list a score of places.

So I'll suggest someplace that I got accidentally stranded for a long weekend vacation that turned out to be a lot better than I expected.

Chattanooga TN. With a vehicle and 3 days to sit on my thumbs I had a pretty good time. Nearby caverns, Civil War battleground, kickass aquarium, Medal of Honor museum, lots of great restaurants, several real nice hotels. It's obvious they really like visitors but it never comes off as "touristy" or out to fleece you. It was affordable too. I was cooling my heels on the boss' dime waiting for a crew to show up. I wasn't given the option to blow the expense account out of the water. I was told to chill and behave.

I've been all over the world and seen a lot of stuff. Nasty to amazing.

But I figured the OP wanted some surprising results. Chattanooga honestly surprised me. Perfect for a long weekend.

The place reeks with history but is small, clean, and pleasant. A day would be too fast and a week would be repeating things. 2 or 4 full days is about right. I doubt flying into the regional airport is going to be cheap though. Perfect if you are on the Atlantic Seaboard going by car though.
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I’d recommend Tehran, for the DNC leadership.

For people I like, come to Utah and check out Zions, the Grand Canyon, Moab, and Monument Valley. Lake Powell is good too.

Grew up in Oregon. Go to Crater Lake.

Dad grew up in NORTHERN North Cali...he called San Francisco central Cali. Visit the Redwoods near Arcata and further north. Check out the Smith River up into Oregon.

Visit the Hoh rainforest on Washington’s northern coast too.

Yellowstone is worth a visit. As is Mt Rushmore. If you don’t like the people on the mountain, you can still appreciate the men who built it with the “tech” of the era. Amazing engineering. And South Dakota keeps the area spotless, it’s the cleanest forest I’ve ever seen.

Lived in Germany for four years, too much to see, but the area around Munich is awesome, though touristy. Dachau is nearby, as are the “Disney” castle Neuschwanstein and the Linderhof palace, and the Alps of course.

Copenhagen is a very nice place to visit too.
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Sierra Leone.

Change your prospective on what is survivable.

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